After hearing a new Belbury Poly track on Gideon Coe's BBC 6Music show last night, there is much excitement, or at least a faint misty stirring of intrigue, at the prospect of a new album (out 24 Feb, kids) from Ghost Box co-founder Jim Jupp and his cohorts. Not least when the added live elements, ie real instruments, include added zither and ocarina.
Julian House provides yet another covetable-as-art cover (pictured), and among the 13 tracks that'll you flip your wig (unless you're a bald zombie) you'll find Unheimlich, Earth Lights and Goat Foot. Uncanny.
The Belbury Tales promises, according to the press release "very much a concept album in the tradition of English prog rock, taking in medievalism, the supernatural, ideas about the re-invention of the past, childhood, initiation and pilgrimage (both spiritual and physical)". Damn, so I'm a prog rocker. Oh well. Welcome to the past, happening right now.